The Free Motion Quilting Project: FMQ Friday - Timing is Everything!

Friday, April 5, 2013

FMQ Friday - Timing is Everything!

It's FMQ Friday and I've got to say, timing really is everything!

This is striking me today because just 2 days ago I posted about giving Lucy a makeover and considering signing up for two Craftsy classes I've had my eye on for awhile. Well, turns out today a ton of classes are going on sale!

Craftsy Spring Sale: Select online classes up to 75% off. Sale ends Monday, April 8th, at midnight!

I'm going to pop over there and check out what's posted for today. Basically the sales change depending on which day you're checking, so make sure to swing by and "refresh" your browser each day so you're sure to get the best deal.

Timing is also coming into mind because I've recently set the goal to be more open to attending retreats and fun fiber and quilting related events in my area. Up until now I've assumed not much is going on, but you know when your eyes are open, you tend to see a lot more possibilities!

There's not only an awesome workshop on Nuno felting going on at The Fibre Studio in Charlotte, there's a whole fiber festival going on in Stanford, NC - the Carolina Fiber Festival.

After fencing in our freshly cleared back yard this week, Josh and I are seriously considering a few sheep or goats, raised for fleece. Yes, I'm just that into spinning these days to actually raise the animals this fiber comes from! Finding this festival might be the first step to finding a good farmer to buy goats or sheep from.

Another thing I've been keeping my eyes peeled for is more retreats in the Charlotte area. I had SO much fun at Sew South that I'm really wanting to support and attend more retreats coming to this area. I THINK I've found a good one to attend in September, but I'll need to check if there's still space available before posting about it here.

The fact is, timing and awareness is everything. For years I had a "humbug" sort of attitude about living on the East coast. It seems all the big, awesome quilting festivals are all out west. But on closer inspection and if you keep your eyes and ears open, you'll find there's a lot more available if you're looking for it.

Now I'm off to check out the sale on Craftsy today and see what trouble I can get into learning even more crafts! What are you up to today?

Simple rules for the FMQ Friday link up:

1. Link up with a post that features something about Free Motion Quilting (FMQ).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here, or you can just post the FMQF button in your sidebar.
3. Comment on at least a few of the other FMQF links. Share your love of free motion quilting and make this weekly link up a fun way to connect!

Let's go quilt!



  1. Sorry to say that goats will kill your trees over time. They eat the bark from the trees and anything else they can get their mouth around. Had a goat for a pet when I was a kid, sweet and gentle. Thanks for the walk down memory lane and good luck with getting critters.

  2. Hope this doesn't post twice. Goats will eat the bark off of the trees and kill them over time. Had a goat as a pet when I was a kid. Thanks for the walk down memory lane and good luck with getting critters.

  3. I understand your desire to grow your own yarn. For a realistic view about raising goats and sheep, go to for some great stories. While you are there, contact Suzanne and offer to buy the wool off of her sheep. She sold it last year in various forms. :)


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